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 Post subject: The vocabularist
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:32 pm 
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The noun 'oversight' has two different meanings which are:
- a ​mistake made because of a ​failure to ​notice something
They ​claimed it was ​simply (an) oversight.
- responsibility for a ​job or ​activity and for making ​sure it is being done ​correctly
Who has oversight of ​genetic ​testing?

Here is an interesting article explaining the evolution of the word:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36160772


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:15 am 
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Regional diversity in dialect words and pronunciations could be diminishing as much of England falls more in line with how English is spoken in London and the south-east, according to the first results from a free app developed by Cambridge researchers.

See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/camb ... YIkb5.dpuf


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:15 pm 
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England's oddest phrases explained :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37 ... sh_regions


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 Post subject: Re: The vocabularist
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:20 am 
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This is a very, very difficult quiz, at least for me :( … but it is rather interesting! :D

ENGLISH PHRASES: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
There are many peculiar English phrases whose origins and meaning can appear obscure. For instance, where does "dead as a doornail" come from? When might one say: "I'll go to the foot of our stairs?"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38007350


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